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Police searching for man who is known to shoot at officers

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A K9 officer searches for a wanted suspect in East St. Louis, Illinois on Friday afternoon (KMOV) A K9 officer searches for a wanted suspect in East St. Louis, Illinois on Friday afternoon (KMOV)
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Officers in the Metro East are pursuing a man on foot who is known to shoot at officers, police said.

The foot chase is taking place in East St. Louis.

Authorities said an Illinois State Trooper stopped the suspect, who was wanted on for an Illinois Department of Corrections violations, on I-70. A male passenger and small child were inside the car.

The suspect then ran into the woods. 

Police said the suspect has not fired shots at officers during the chase but has done so in the past.

Three police dogs are involved in the chase.

The small child is now in the care of a family member.

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